Poetry Prompt 30 – Screensaver

write a poem which is inspired by your current screensaver

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which is inspired by the current screensaver on your phone or computer.

You might like to consider:

  • When was it taken and who by?
  • Why did you choose it as your screensaver?
  • How does that picture make you feel?
  • What was happening when it was taken?
  • Who or what is in it?

Happy reading, happy writing -and if you do write, don’t forget to post your poem (in full or as a link) in the comments below so we can all enjoy it.

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37 Responses to Poetry Prompt 30 – Screensaver

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  4. CC Champagne says:

    Can’t believe my muse actually woke up long enough today to at least give me this: http://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/screensaver-nostalgia/

    Congratulations, Pooky, on your 30th consecutive prompt!!!

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    • Love this poem, Christine. And I remember the photo. I posted my photo separately on my blog as well as part of the poem because it was the only way I could get it to show here. Where there’s a will there’s a way. Don’t know why my photos won’t show on the link, they’re on my blog post, and even on my Facebook link. Ah, the mysteries/frustrations of computers.
      Hugs xx


      • PookyH says:

        That’s strange Tricia – are you setting them as featured images? I was doing that via my iPhone and finding they showed as thumbnails on facebook and twitter but didn’t appear in the body of the text. For that to happen I had to upload them directly into the body of the text…

        THanks for going to extra lengths to ensure we could see both xxx


  5. I dont know where my photo has gone! Im not very good at links but I did all I thought I should do but the photo doesnt show! It is of a butterfly on a flower; I took it last summer and it has been the screensaver on my iPad ever since. Have no idea how to get it here now! xx


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    • This poem draws mind pictures for me; the rain outside as you work away in your office until the girls come to rescue you from your labours. I feel like I’m sitting off to the side, quietly watching. Love it. xx


      • PookyH says:

        I wish you were near enough to come and join me in my garden office. I imagine us working in a silent companionable way with occasional guffaws. It’s my little sanctuary (and will become more so as I renovate the garden around it) the sound of the rain on the roof soothes me and I have a big tree and bird feeder outside which has become a regular haunt for birds of all sizes and a friendly squirrel.

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  10. To get the screensaver to show I have to I have to post 2 links. This link is the photo.


    • PookyH says:

      Beautiful, this makes me miss the sea a lot. I grew up by it and miss it almost every day that I’m away (though in the UK you’re never that far from the sea, not compared to how far you might be in Aus at least I guess…)


    • PookyH says:

      It felt inappropriate to ask you this on your page after such a gut wrenching poem. But I must ask about the squeaky sand! It really squeaks? I’m so intrigued!

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      • It really does squeak, Pooky. The first time you experience it it’s rather gobsmacking, and then it becomes a playful, giggle filled experience. I love to watch children as they experience it for the first time.


  11. Lovely! There’s nothing like memories of playful pooches to get one through the day. 🙂


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  13. Bastet says:

    Good Morning…for your lovely prompt I’d like to share my screen saver poem! http://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/pooky-poetry-prompt-screensaver-wisdom-free-verse/


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